Officially it is Summer, but in reality I have not seen a lot of sunshine lately here in The Netherlands. Just rain. And not a little drizzle, no, lots and lots of rain. It has been pouring and flooding the streets as the sewers cannot take that much water in such a short time.
But even when it is not pouring like that, there is still more rain than I like. Last week I decided not to let the rain stop me and when I had a couple of hours at school in between things, I went out for a walk and took photographs of the flowers I saw.
It was actually really lovely, because I was paying attention to my surroundings and trying to see the beauty in things, even if the weather was not cooperating.
The colours of the lilac flowers and the bright green of the leaves is beautiful.
It was good to be outside and admire not just the flowers, but also the waterdrops on the leaves. Look at those different shades of green and the little red of the stems.
I love the shades of green here as well, and although most of these purple flowers are almost out of bloom, they still make a nice picture.
This one is a little out of focus, but I was taking it with my phone, while I was holding an umbrella. I just loved the yellow brightness, it brought a little sunshine in the rain.
This is all just in the direct environment of my workplace, and I walk by it almost every morning. That shows that you only need to pay attention to where you walk, because you can miss out on a lot of nature's beauty if you are not careful.